McKeil Marine was contracted for barge transportation of steel slabs in regular schedule of shipments routing between Hamilton, ON and Cleveland, OH. Shore-based crew supported the customer with setting up dock logistics for efficient loading and discharge operations. This resulted in minimizing the time in port and ensured adherence to delivery schedules.
Staging the loads supported inventory management and provided a cost effective solution ideally suited to barge load capacity.
It is critical that we utilize carriers who share our commitment to safety and to meeting our customer’s requirements, McKeil shares that philosophy and that is why we are pleased to have them as a key transportation partner. McKeil is an important strategic partner for Essar Steel Algoma and understands our business requirements with a partnership approach. McKeil consistently meets our expectations in the areas of on-time delivery and does an outstanding job on getting our product shipped in a timely manner.
ROBERT DIONISI, VICE PRESIDENT – COMMERCIAL
ESSAR STEEL ALGOMA INC.
Location: Hamilton, ON to Cleveland, OH
The Challenge: Providing efficient loading and discharge plus cost effective transportation for steel slabs between the ports of Hamilton, ON and Cleveland, OH.
Our Solution: Providing the Niagara Spirit and Alouette Spirit for regular timed shipments of steel. Our shore-based Crew further supported the customer with assistance in setting up the dock logistics for efficient loading and discharge operations to minimize time in port and ensure adherence to schedules and inventory management.